Exhibition: Pen to Brush: British Drawings and Watercolours

This exhibition runs from Fri, 19th Nov 2021 to Sun, 27th Feb 2022. See all dates

This event runs over several days/weeks. Dates include:

9th Dec 2021  
(10am - 6pm)
10th Dec 2021  
(10am - 6pm)
11th Dec 2021  
(10am - 6pm)
12th Dec 2021  
(10am - 6pm)
13th Dec 2021  
(10am - 6pm)
14th Dec 2021  
(10am - 6pm)
15th Dec 2021  
(10am - 6pm)

Coronavirus: Events may be cancelled and venues closed at short notice, you are advised to check on their websites before making a trip.

Cost: £13

Pen to Brush, the opening display in the dedicated Gilbert and Ildiko Butler Drawings Gallery, will feature highlights from The Courtauld’s remarkable collection of British drawings and watercolours.

They range from one of the earliest and smallest works in the collection, a pen and ink drawing by Isaac Oliver measuring just 47 x 59 mm (around 1565-1617), to Henry Moore’s powerful wartime Shelter Drawing (1942).

Works from the ‘golden age’ of British watercolour include examples by J.M.W. Turner, John Constable and Edward Dayes’ panoramic view of Somerset House from the Thames. A highlight will be a little-known abstract drawing, Vorticist Composition with Figures, Black and White (1915), by Helen Saunders, one of only two female members of the early 20th-century avant-garde Vorticist group.

This display is included in the admission ticket to The Courtauld Gallery.

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Courtauld Institute of Art,

Somerset House, Strand, London,

Map of Courtauld Institute of Art